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Mapping 5 columns to 1 (ID, dimension) table without 5 joins?

I'm using survey monkey's API to dump survey data into a SQL data warehouse. So I'm dumping response data into a table 'resonses' thusly: survey_id, Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5 survey3944, 848948344, ...
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How does Hash Join works with relational operators other than equality operator?

I have been reading about Hash Join and how does it work in physical level. However, there is some thing that I don't understand (because of my lack of knowledge). This is the algorithm of Hash Join ...
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Should a table be split if only a particular column gets updates?

I have a table in my MySQL 5.7 database, which has 9 columns. One column is an AUTO INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY, where as the other 6 contain some data, which isn't going to be updated in a year. Now, the ...
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How to map this ER model to actual tables?

Suppose we have an ER-design problem like this: A pharmaceutical company sells its products throughout a country. For the ease of sales, the entire country is divided into some Areas. Areas have ...
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Allocation strategy where tables regularly grow and shrink by large amounts

I have a SQL Server 2014 database with 100+ tables that have a 5% growth rate over the course of a year. Lots of reading, very little writing. This database is going to expand by another set of 20+ ...
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Wide clustered index vs multiple narrow nonclustered indexes?

Say I have a contrived Student table like so: CREATE TABLE Student ( Id IDENTITY INT, SchoolId INT NOT NULL, FirstName VARCHAR(20) NOT NULL, LastName VARCHAR(20) NOT NULL ) ...
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Composite Primary Key in multi-tenant SQL Server database

I'm building a multi-tenant app (single database, single schema) using ASP Web API, Entity Framework, and SQL Server/Azure database. This app will be used by 1000-5000 customers. All the tables will ...
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In SQL Server would misc pages be pushed out when an object grows within a mixed extent?

In SQL Server 2008-2012, objects (including tables) are first put in a mixed extent. An extent can accommodate up to 8 pages and accommodates more than one type of page (meaning: pages from more than ...
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ER-Model for Borrowing-Lending-Network?

I plan on creating my first database so this is going to be a newbie question. My database is supposed to be for a Borrowing-Lending-Network where users can borrow products from other users. Creating ...
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Index and rows placement within database files

Where are the indexes and data tables stored within a physical database file or a page of a physical file : Can there be different rows from different tables in the same physical page ? How does ...
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Does it make sense to run a cluster of database servers in docker containers?

I'm currently looking into setting up a database cluster (MySQL Galera or Percona) but I have only 2 machines. However, according to many sources I've read (This article from the Mariadb KB), the ...
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Data center from scratch which way to go

My budget for a data center (hardware,OS licences, SQL Licences WithOut CALS ) is around $50K~$60K. I have needs for around 200 users and my apps works only works in Microsoft environment (Window ...
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How does PostgreSQL physically order new records on disk (after a cluster on primary key)?

Need to know how PostgreSQL orders records on disk. In this case, I would like to take advantage of index combination as stated in the docs, which as I understand uses bitmaps to get matching rows ...
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Usefulness of a multi-attribute index

If an index has more than one attribute in it, is there any speed gained in a select statement whose where clause uses one of the attributes in the index? For example, take a table T with an index on ...
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How to design tables for players in a tournament?

I need help with my database table design. I have group which contains a list of players. In every group each player plays games with other players. Game has also some result for example 1:0 and ...
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Separate stored procedures for inserts and updates?

I have a table in Microsoft SQL Server. Sometimes I need to update, and sometimes I need to insert. I could write 2 stored procedures: InsertNewPerson UpdatePertsonById But I was thinking to write ...
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What is the best practice for physical deployment of data marts?

We are just starting to get into business intelligence at our company. We have some architects who are designing our data warehouse and also our data marts. They are using star schema for both designs....